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Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article said that Hensley was a graduate of Paintsville High School. He was a graduate of Sheldon Clark High School in Martin County. 

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The Franklin County Summer Meals Program, which provides breakfast and lunch to all children younger than 18, will begin June 3 and run through Aug. 2.

With sweaty palms, cracking voices and the occasional case of the giggles, middle schoolers individually took to the stage in the Frankfort High School auditorium to give TED Talks on Thursday.

Born to an illiterate father who signed his name with an “X” and a mother with an eighth-grade education, Aaron Thompson shared with Frankfort High students Wednesday his personal story about how he started from humble beginnings to become the state’s higher education leader.

Rankings aren’t always indicative of progress, growth or improvement. That is the message both local school district leaders are trying to convey after the release of the latest U.S. News and World Report’s Best High School state rankings earlier this week.

Dr. Ron Chi, chief academic officer for Frankfort Independent Schools, updated the school board Monday about Profile of a Graduate, a program being implemented in the district to better equip students with the skills necessary to compete in the workforce post-graduation.

The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education OK’d the 2019-20 school calendar and gave tentative approval to its 2020-21 calendar at Monday evening’s meeting at Second Street School.

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The Kentucky Chi Chapter is offering three scholarships for a graduating high school senior planning on majoring in education, a college student currently majoring in education or a classroom teacher wishing to further their education or develop a special classroom project.

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The Franklin County Homemakers organization is offering a $500 scholarship to a Franklin County graduate who will be majoring in family and consumer sciences, agriculture or a related field. Interested seniors may contact the Franklin County Extension Office at 502-695-9035 for an applicatio…

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Local Planning Committee (LPC) meeting for Frankfort Independent Schools will be held on Monday at Central Office, 959 Leestown Lane. The public forum will begin at 6 p.m. with the LPC meeting following at 6:30 p.m.

The Frankfort Independent Schools’ report card from the Kentucky Department of Education is in and shows the district’s attendance rate remained roughly the same in 2017-18 as the prior year.

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The South Frankfort Neighborhood Association meeting for tonight has been canceled due to the Frankfort High School boys basketball team’s game against Dunbar in the opening round of the 11th Region Tournament.

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